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Perl OpenSource IDE



Apr 11, 2001, 1:23 AM

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Perl OpenSource IDE Can't Post

There is a Perl OpenSource IDE.
IMO requires a little work yet, but usable still.

Jean Spector
QA Engineer @ Extent Technologies, Ltd.


Apr 11, 2001, 5:58 AM

Post #2 of 4 (7282 views)
Re: Perl OpenSource IDE [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Jean,

Wow, i really like the debugging functions in it (and i am amazed by all the modules that are loaded "behind my back" (to say so)) -- when it works. Frown This editor is a good perl learning tool... discovered quite a few interresting tricks playing with it for half an hour that i didnt knew about perl! (by reading those .pm sources)

Now, may be off-topic, this is just a note about editors -- i dont want to start a war about them. Actually i dont know an editor that really makes good perl syntax highlighting, only Active State Komodo does it well. Even with most of the japh!!! (cool, i used B::Deparse generally, now i can try to read them without) I also tried vim (btw, i love vim's perl mode), emacs... no good synhilight...!

Though The Aurora from ntext was my favourite editor for several years (since early '90s), i needed some more, sadly the developpers are probably dead...? So i made some searches and I came through two editors that you may wish to check:

UltraEdit: Quite easy, fast, practical, i miss some of The Aurora features, but it's a must-check for text editing/viewing/parsing. only for win

VEdit: YES, there is an editor that can match aurora, finally.... both on un*x and win

ok, it was just my two cents about editors....
bye bye!

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(This post was edited by freddo on Apr 11, 2001, 5:02 AM)


Apr 11, 2001, 9:30 AM

Post #3 of 4 (7279 views)
Re: Perl OpenSource IDE [In reply to] Can't Post

I personally like DzSoft Perl Editor ( for my Perl development. Its syntax highlighting is excellent, and it has an integrated "run" command that allows you to view the output either as text or in a browser. It has floating warning windows, syntax check, and an editable library of frequently used functions.

I agree that UltraEdit is great -- I use that for HTML pages and other text documents.


Apr 11, 2001, 10:39 AM

Post #4 of 4 (7278 views)
Re: Perl OpenSource IDE [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Jasmine, yes i like UEdit too, consider checking vedit anyway, it's amazing what it can do, it really surpasses UEdit macro language, and it's both on win/unix.

Btw, with UEdit i added in the menu Advanced/Tool Configuration this:
Command Line: c:\perl\bin\perl h:\\ "%f"
Menu Item Name: Perl
Command output: Create New File, Capture Output

and inserted it into the menu (you probably just want to change the directory names in the tool configuration), h:\\ is just these few lines:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w 
use strict;
my $commands = <STDIN>;
while (<>) { eval $commands; }

When you choose the menu Advanced/Perl (ctrl-shift 0 here) it opens a dos box and wait for you to enter a oneline perl script that will be applied to each line of the currently opened file, quite handy... Cool

i just downloaded dzSoft's perl editor and gonna give it a try...


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They just have style...


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